Recoturbo Remanufacturing Process
Our unique process ensures you get the best possible remanufactured product. We use only the best new internal components, manufactured to OEM specifications here in the UK.
The old unit is stripped down. The central cartridge assembly (known as the CHRA) is discarded and the different metal components are separated for recycling.
The actuator, nozzle ring, compressor and turbine housings are inspected for damage. Only components that are serviceable go forward in the process.
The actuator is cleaned. Electronic actuators have all soldered joints renewed and the motor and gears are replaced as necessary.
The nozzle ring, turbine and compressor housing are cleaned in a kerosene bath to remove the bulk of any oil and carbon deposits. They then go into a steam bath, which is similar to a giant dishwasher to remove any remaining contaminants.
The turbine housing goes into our specialist Wheelabrator shot blasting machine. This machine is at the forefront of shot blasting technology and is able to take the housing from rusty to looking 'like new' in around 5 minutes. It provides excellent and consistent results every time. Once the technician clears any remaining shot and checks for defects, the housing is given a light coating of oil and is put aside ready for the assembly process.
Given that the majority of compressor housings are made from a softer metal than cast iron turbine housings, they are put into our Vixen Jet Blast machine for final cleaning and preparation.
The nozzle ring assembly parts are then placed into our ultrasonic cleaner and the actuator is lightly sandblasted before being given a coat of paint as necessary.
Once all the parts are clean they are transferred to the build room, where the components are assembled by our skilled turbo technicians.
A new or quality assured 'A' grade CHRA assembly is used and all parts are assembled. At each stage of the build, the technician performs checks to ensure the components are fitted correctly and perform as they should.
Electronic actuators are remanufactured and tested using our specialist testing equipment. Vacuum actuators are tested using a vacuum gauge to check they hold the vacuum and have a free and complete range of movement that is within the tolerance range. Any actuator that does not pass the test is recycled and a replacement is sourced. Some actuators with known vulnerabilities are replaced with new ones to ensure that you, the customer, receives a trouble-free service.
The turbo is transferred to our test room where it is placed onto one of our specialist flow testing machines. The technician sets up and checks the operation of the actuator and variable vanes (if fitted). Electronic actuators are linked to our diagnostic equipment so that we can check they operate correctly and at the right moment.
Quality control checks are performed on every finished unit before they are allowed to be sold. This is a rigorous check for the correct fitment and alignment of all components, torque settings, foreign body/debris and a final test of the actuator to ensure correct setup and operation. Quality control then marks up the unit so it can be identified and anti-tamper paint is applied.
Finally, the turbo is carefully packaged in one of our specialist turbo boxes, along with a gasket set (if available), syringe for the pre-injection of oil prior to fitting and stud bolts if required.